Paul E. Hurst, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
He was born Sept. 8, 1924, in Livermore Falls, Maine, to Chester and Ora Hurst.
Paul moved to Port Charlotte in 1989 from Connecticut and Maine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, serving in the 18th infantry 1st Division — The Big Red One. Paul was in the first wave to hit the beach on D-Day, and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. He retired after 35 years of service from New Britain Machine Company/Litton in Connecticut. Paul was a member of American Legion Post 113 in Rotonda, Fla. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be missed but not forgotten.
Paul is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 65 years, Therese Allaire Hurst of Port Charlotte; son, Thomas (Carol) Hurst of Panama; grandson, Paul Hurst of Nevada; and daughter-in-law, Judy Hurst of Port Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Douglas Hurst; and grandson, Jesse Hurst.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Private interment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the guest book and extend condolences to the family.
Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.